INZ Updates: Work Visa Eligibility for Partners of Student Visa Holders

 Immigration New Zealand (INZ) recently announced significant changes to the Green List, affecting the work eligibility criteria for partners of student visa holders. These amendments aim to provide more opportunities for partners of students pursuing certain qualifications, enhancing the overall appeal of studying in New Zealand.  Understanding the Green List Changes On June 21, 2024, […]

New SMC Resident Visa (6-point) System: Your Questions Answered

On October 9th, 2023, the New Zealand Government will implement a new points system for the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) Resident Visa. This update is designed to streamline the application process and provide a faster path to residence for highly skilled migrants. In this blog post, we’ll answer some of your most frequently asked questions […]

New Zealand One-off 2021 Resident Visa

On 30 September 2021, the Government announced a new one-off residence visa pathway for some temporary work visa holders currently in New Zealand. Some people arriving in New Zealand between

Drink Driving and Your Immigration Status

(written by Alain Koetsier, Licensed Immigration Adviser) Before we discuss the topic for today, we’ll begin with a short horror story: John is a work visa holder. One evening after

Border exceptions for a small number of international students

[From Minister of Education Hon Chris Hipkins: https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/border-exceptions-small-number-international-students-visas] The Government has established a new category that will allow 250 international PhD and postgraduate students to enter New Zealand and continue their